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  • n  a communication that belittles somebody or something
  • n  the act of speaking contemptuously of

  • There's a reason that only 8% of scientists are Republicans and your ever-increasing disparagement of anything scientific has lot to do with it.
  • Wash Post: Kennedy "facing sharp criticism from rivals, intense scrutiny from the media and disparagement over everything from refusing to disclose her finances to not voting in .
  • The nation's second food-disparagement suit, also to be tried in Amarillo, pits emu farmers against the Honda car company.

  • Kelsey Grammer in Access Hollywood
    She has been a terrific partner for many years and should not be treated with any disrespect at this time,he wrote. "Things fell apart between us. That is all. She is still the mother of my children and any disparagement of her will only...
  • Timothy Harris in The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer
    The expectation would be that a woman would want to say something to assert her confidence in a country which denied women the right to vote for decades, where the glass ceiling has limited people, where there is still disparagement of people on... Arlen Specter http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlen_Specter&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGw01bTf5CKET4_0ONvWTND1tHnOg NPR http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php%3FstoryId%3D106701643&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGcdiuW87Clv_tvewE3EkLv_zTYZQ Jul 16, 2009 28681 37493 disparagement Dr. Harris told The Observer that he had sought legal advice on the issue with a view to confront and expose the perpetrators of disparagement and character assassination".

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